Courtesy of Modern Smile Dental

Yes, it actually can.

Studies of grade school children have shown that children with below average grades had a100% bad bite and a higher percentage of hearing, respiratory, systemic, and psychiatric issues.

A different study found that children with a bad bite had a higher rate of pain and infection. Several other studies have shown that mouth-breathing may be related to an underdeveloped jaw and face, both in children and adults.

Usually individuals who are mouth-breathers have some sort of airway obstruction and they have a range of symptoms such as not being able to sleep well, frequent urination, fatigue and day time sleepiness. These individuals often snore, have teeth grinding habits and should be evaluated for sleep apnea as well.

Of course, practicing a proper, anti-inflammatory diet along with exercise, and consuming high-quality organic whole food can all help in eliminating/decreasing allergies and toxins in reducing these conditions.

So what should be done?
1. Mothers should have a whole, nutritious healthy diet and they should breastfeed their babies.
2. Parents should watch out for mouth-breathing and habits like excessive finger sucking, lip sucking, and crowded teeth, then get their children evaluated by a biological dentist by age 7-8. Children may benefit from expanders at the right age.
3. Adults who have any of the above symptoms should consult a biological dentist to see if they can benefit from a DNA appliance or other forms of appliance therapy.
In general, when you have straight teeth there is a smaller chance of getting cavities between your teeth or at least a smaller chance of cavities occuring between your teeth. You will reduce your chances of developing gum disease, as it will be much easier to brush and floss these areas, thus preventing plaque buildup.

When you have a wider jaw, you will have more room for different glands such as the pituitary and hypothalamus to function properly. You can have better skeletal development, posture and muscles and a more optimistic outlook.

The bottom line is that a "wider jaw means a healthier body!”

Please give our office a call today to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Michelle Janbakhsh, DDS at (301) 977-8640. We are located at 901 Russell Ave., Suite 100, Gaithersburg, Md. 20879.